I guess its official. I am no longer a full-time raider. I'm not even a part-time raider. I'm, well...I'm just a player. I quit raiding a while back, but in the back of my mind I still wanted to raid. In the back of my mind, I was trying to justify that all the things that pushed me away from raiding weren't really that bad.
I still do the occasional Karazhan run to hang with friends or help out. But that doesn't count as raiding.
I barely keep up with what my own guild is doing inside of instances anymore. I used to miss being in there wiping with them. Now I think "I'm glad I don't have to pay those repair bills!" and "That wipe could buy my alt a new breastplate".
Why do I feel this deserves its own post? Well I first started blogging in part to talk about raid issues that were leading to burnout and me wanting to cut back. So, it took me almost a year to leave it behind.
It deserves its own post because raiding in WoW turned out to be a huge part of the game for me. I honestly thought I would be so bored without raiding that I would quit if I didn't raid. So I'm surprised to find myself having fun with the game, even without having it revolve around raiding.
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